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Chamber of Commerce Luncheon Focuses on Education – Sheridan Media

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce said at a luncheon held at Ramada Plaza on August 10, The Sheridan County Education System and fireWow aeffect worldyou. The focus was on how businesses and schools could work together to create an environment in which students could learn what was available to them after high school. You can get an idea of ​​how we are teaching them so they can get a job.

Cody Sinclair, Board Member of the Chamber of Commerce, introduced Dr. Walt Tribley, President of Sheridan College, an educator. and three superintendents of Sheridan County schools. Chase Christensen, SCSD#3; Pete Kilbride, SCSD#1; and Scott Stultz, SCSD#2.

Sheridan College

Dr. Tribley presented a slide show on Sheridan College and its role in postsecondary education in Sheridan and Johnson County.

He said education is the biggest predictor of economic and social mobility. Also, the average earnings for an associate’s degree is 36% higher for him than for a high school diploma. He added that this is just a national average as some deals pay very well.

Dr. Walt Tribly

He said students at Sheridan College can transfer credits to another college or enter the workforce. Sheridan College offers academic and certification courses. He presented a slide showing that Sheridan College serves approximately 2,400 students annually and awards 400 degrees and certificates annually.

He added that students who attend community colleges, on average, stay within 300 miles of the university, and 61% live within 50 miles of the university. This is suitable for local businesses in need of employment.

Chase Christensen


Christensen said Arvada-Clearmont is preparing students to return to school and is working with staff to set goals.

He said the school hired an Ag teacher who grew up in District #1 and a kindergarten teacher who grew up in Johnson County. This bodes well for business and economic development.

He said he has worked with assessment data from schools around the world. When he looked at the data for Clearmont and Sheridan County, he said they had some of the best data he’d seen, both in Wyoming and internationally.

pete kilbride


Kilbride said District 1 has had 1,000 students in the last three years. He added that people were moving to the area, partly because of the climate of the working environment, which he credited to the Chamber of Commerce, and another reason for his is a school

He said his school district is focusing on literacy and has 32 new recruits.He talked about what they are doing to help students transition into the world of work

He said they will reach out to members of the Chamber of Commerce to allow students to overshadow their businesses. It is important to establish these connections early.

Siotto Startz


Stultz talked about the 2nd school district and the teachers.

His school district sees what they are doing well and reflects on it to make it better. He said that although SCSD#2 is focused on academics, one of the things they have to do better is prepare children for the world that lies ahead of them. I said yes and this has to start in kindergarten. He said the future needs to be discussed with the children early on.

Stultz said not all kids go to college. Students should be ready for the world of work or post-secondary education when they graduate from Sheridan High School.Sheridan High School offers concurrent enrollment and some kids are looking to earn an AA degree upon graduation

Pete Kilbride said of Sheridan County Schools:

Both Stultz and Kilbride say one school district in Wyoming still needs to fill 25 positions. their district.

Alex Lee of Lee Heating, Cooling & Refrigeration spoke about the difficulty of finding help from a businessman’s perspective. In the past, many industries didn’t require a college education, but now the situation is more complex, especially in the heating and cooling industry, so some industries prefer to have new hires go through college education, he said. said.

Presenters addressed the packed audience and briefed attendees on what the school will focus on this year and how students can contribute to Sheridan and County businesses.